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Crystal's Restaurant

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1521 Business Highway 54 W, Bowling Green, MO 63334-1030
+1 573-324-2212
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Bowling Green, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was a decent place to ea. Their name changed to JJ's Roadhouse in 2015, They had a good breakfast and a buffet for lunch and dinner. Good food with a limited selection. Unfortunately they are closed due to a major fire in July 2016

1 Thank BelcanBob
Nashville, Tennessee
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

We go back to visit my Mom regularly and go to Crystals primarily for lunch. Good buffet and a decent menu.

Thank ElmerWHill
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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87 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015 via mobile

The food was good, but as we drove into the parking lot there was a sign that said "Last Day of Business May 20 th.". We checked with the staff and yes they were closing. So look for some place else to eat.

2 Thank Camster1
1 review
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

They need to find someone who knows how to cook! It's hard to screw up biscuits & gravy but they succeeded, they were cold, runny, flavorless. Over easy egg was even a mess, hashbrowns barely cooked & coffee is very bitter. Place reaked of cigarette.

Thank Kelli S
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We were in the area and looking for a local spot with good food. Got on our iphones and saw that this spot got positive reviews. The sites I had checked out showed that they had a buffet at lunch and that their specialty is fried chicken. Walked in and there was no buffet and the really horrible smoke smell... More 

Thank Kari T
New London, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Their fried chicken is beyond awesome! Perfectly crisp & totally done inside, tender & juicy. While we ate the cook filled the chicken pan, a huge steamer pan, 4 times! That was in an hour! They always have chicken, and another option. Today's was the best lasagna you'll ever eat. So much meat & cheese that strings on and on... More 

Thank sunnyg123
Camdenton, Missouri
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Good variety, home cooking. The steaks are good and would rival a good steakhouse at twice the price. It's where all the locals go. Not much in the area and this is one of the top places if you don't want fast food. Our server was awesome. Nothing fancy just good food!

Thank Rueben H
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014

First I just want to say the owner of this restaurant is a Hoot ! He was so nice and made you feel so welcomed ,and I'm sorry I couldn't help pick on you Rusty, but you really brought it on yourself! LOL When our group got here ,one of my co- workers said she wanted to try the buffalo,... More 

1 Thank homeon64
Wilton, California
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1,323 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 786 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We had been in Hannibal, it was getting late. There are not a lot of options in Louisiana central so we drove to Bowling Green to Crystal's. Vern had the breaded tenderloin special and I had the two piece chicken and tots. Bothe meals were excellent. The staff are friendly and colorful, as are the locals that come in regularly.... More 

1 Thank ruthandvern
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

This place is gross. They obviously smoke in the place during down time. The food is all fried carbs and heavy meat. The decor needed updating in 1980 and not in a kitchy way.

Thank JadaJean

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  • Address: 1521 Business Highway 54 W, Bowling Green, MO 63334-1030
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Bowling Green
  • Phone Number: +1 573-324-2212
This is the only restaurant which is not fast food for miles around. Could be good for travelers in NE Missouri to know about it.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?